Alleged accomplice in Hammanskraal murder arrested

A man who allegedly helped kill his girlfriend’s husband will appear alongside the 32-year-old woman in court on Monday.

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JOHANNESBURG – Police have arrested a 21-year-old man who allegedly assisted his girlfriend in murdering her husband in the North West.

It is alleged the two buried the 61-year-old Hammanskraal man in a shallow grave on New Year’s Eve then reported him missing, a move police now believe was just a cover up.

The man's body was exhumed this week after a 32-year-old friend of the suspect, who helped in burying the victim, was arrested on Thursday.

The police’s Kay Makhubele says the woman handed herself to the police on the same day after the body was found.

“The suspect alleged that he was the boyfriend of the 31-year-old woman who handed herself [over to police]. So the boyfriend was on the run, now all are behind bars and will appear in court on Monday, facing charges of murder. Our investigation continues.”

(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)